Spring is knocking at our door and we can’t wait to ditch the mittens and scarves and finally enjoy some sunshine again! As your guy begins constructing his wardrobe this season, tell him to remember two important words: Lighten up. Neutral hues — be it pristine whites and smoky greys or beige, sand, and any other variation of tan you can think of — should be at the top of his must-haves list. And to help you get him in touch with his softer side, we’re sharing our four fave ways to rock this earth tone-inspired trend without fail.
To truly nail the muted look, don’t let the boo stop at just one piece — mixing and layering these subtle shades together creates an undeniably fly outfit. Have him color-block a grey lightweight sportcoat over an all-white ensemble for a match-up that’s calm, cool and classy. Plus, adding tan sneakers makes for the perfect finishing touch.
Calvin Klein knit sportcoat; v-neck tee; and slim-fit pants.
Now that we can throw those thick Winter jackets back in storage, see to it that your man shows a little skin in the most stylish manner. And the best way to do so? Khaki shorts. Paired with a long sleeve tee and oxford shoes or trainers, he’ll be ready to hit the streets for a dapper day of fun in the sun.
Nautica striped crewneck sweatshirt and anchor flat-front khaki shorts; tan oxford shoes.
Neutral color palettes can often be a bit more understated, but not when you use bold striped patterns to wake things up. No matter if it’s in a v-neck tee or a relaxed peacoat, these energetic designs prove that even the softest hues can make a strong impact.
Tommy Hilfiger Thunderbird peacoat; Mohave graphic tee; custom-fit chino pants; Monroe chukka boots.
Tropical prints complement the subdued nature of earth tones perfectly. A short-sleeved sportshirt, comfy drawstring pants and strapped sandals are all he needs to look his best, whether you two are strolling through the park or hitting the beach.
Tasso Elba Island printed fern sportshirt and linen drawstring pants; brown strapped sandals.
For more great fashion tips to get your dude in Spring mode, check out our Men’s Guide to Style